|GORDON McILWHAM (Bordeaux-Bégles) Prop. Born 13.11.69 in Paisley. 5ft 10in,17st 6lbs. Gordon Robert McIlwham made his first appearance in a home Test match during the April 2000 victory against England and was introduced during the matches later that year against the USA and Australia. He also came on as a substitute in four of the 2001 Lloyds TSB Six Nations Championship matches. He was a late arrival on the 2000 tour to New Zealand - his wife had just given birth - but he did play in three games, including as a substitute in the second Test at Eden Park. McIlwham played 21 times for Glasgow's district team before he was enlisted in Glasgow Caledonians' original squad in 1998-99. The previous season he was a mainstay of the Scotland A team in the grand slam clinching victory against England as well as helping Glasgow Hawks to both promotion to Premiership Division 1 and the Tennent's Velvet Cup. He represented Scotland Development XV and Scotland A in their victories over Tonga and Argentina in November 2001 and returned to Scotland A duty against France A and Wales A in 2002 and Italy A in 2003. A mobile, ball-playing prop who joined Hawks from Clarkston, he won his first two caps on Scotland's 1998 Southern Hemisphere tour, making his debut against Fiji and playing as a replacement in the second Test against Australia. He made his Scotland A debut against South Africa's Northern Bulls in January 1998. He played for Glasgow Schools while he was at Eastwood High School and his latest move has been to France to play for Bordeaux-Bégles.
International record: 11 caps 1998 - Fj A2(rep) 2000 - E (rep) NZ2(rep) USA (rep) A (rep) Sam (rep). 2001 - F (rep) W (rep) E (rep) It (rep). |